Thursday, November 15, 2007

Rangoli and Cake


1 cup all purpose flour(or maida)
1 cup sugar powder
1 cup milk
3\4 cup ghee
3-tbsp milk powder
1-tbsp baking powder
1-tbsp chocolate powder
10-12 cashews for decoration

* I used bornvita powder instead of chocolate powder.

Step 1: Take sand (reti) in bottom plate of handva cooker and add little water in it. So the cake cooks in law flame. Keep aside.

Step 2: Mix the sugar powder and ghee in big vessel.

Step 3: Stirring continuously by hand for at least 10 minutes.

Step 4: After that add milk and maida (all purpose flour) as same quantity as sugar.

Step 5: Mix very well and stirring this material with hand for at least another 10 minutes. If you are not stirring well then your cake will not fully puffed. Take care of lumps.

Step 6: Take handva cooker and spread ghee in it.

Step 7: Pour the 3\4-quantity of this material in handva cooker.

Step 8: In remaining material add bournvita or chocolate powder.

Step 9: Mix the powder in material. If you use Brittania’s powder than do not mix well but don’t worry about that because when it cook it gets spreaded very well.

Step 10: Add this material in between of the white material.

Step 11: Decorate with cashews.

Step 12: Close the lid of cooker.

Step 13: Place cooker on the Bottom plate of sand.
Step 14: Cook in very low flame for one and half hours.

Our cake is ready with out oven, egg and yeast….

After long time I made this type of cake. When I was 14 year old than I was made this type of cake for my mom birthday. I see my entire blog friend made very nice cake because they have oven and I have no oven so I made this type of cake for festival.

This is my contribution for "Power less cooking". The theme is all about cooking without using any electrical appliance. This event has been started by Easy Crafts of "An easy cooking blog" this month. Thanks for hosting EC :-)

Simple Rangoli I was made in this Diwali.

In just five minutes this rangoli is ready.

My cosine sister made this beautiful rangoli in corner of room.

My papa gift this gold coin this diwali to me. In our home my mom and dad buy gold before one day of diwali. We use this gold coin in Laxmi Pooja.

Lakshmi was the daughter of the sage Bhrigu and took refuge in the ocean of milk when the gods were sent into exile. Lakshmi was reborn during the Churning of the Ocean. As soon as the gods saw Lakshmi, they all fell in love with her beauty. Shiva claimed Lakshmi as his wife, but since he had already taken the Moon, her hand was given to Vishnu, whom Lakshmi herself preferred.Lakshmi is the goddess of light, beauty, good fortune and wealth. While Laxmi is generally worshiped to achieve success, she does not reside long with anyone who is lazy or desire her only as wealth.
Aarti: Finally, perform the aarti for goddess Lakshmi. Always remember that She abhors loud noise. So the aarti should be accompanied only by a small bell. Do not clap hands, as is the practice when performing aarti for other gods. A peaceful and sublime atmosphere should prevail during the pujan. Do not light crackers while the puja is on or immediately after it.

All family member enjoy the movie Om Shanti Om. This is photo of theater.


Hyderabadi's said...

Hi Kajal,
I used to make this kind of cake when I was in India,but using a pressure cooker, ur recipes took me back to my memory lane.
Thanks for sharing...hope you had a great diwali :)


Cake on stove top method ...Wow thats great entry for the event kajal...:)How was the movie OSO...How u all liked the movie?Reviews were not so gud..Rangoli is simply superb..!!

Arundati Rao said...

kaajal...i cant believe you made this with no mixer...just by hand!! fabulous!! it looks beautiful!!

sangeetaskitchen said...

hi kajal,,,,
nice recipe looks yummy...........great entry for power less cooking.....

musical said...

Kajal, thats such a beautiful rangoli! and i love this simple cake-a friend used to something similar and it tasted great! Your cake reminds of that.....thanks for this one, dear! Reminds me of my school days :).

Glad that you enjoyed your Diwali :).

Latha Narasimhan said...

Great idea to bake n a gas oven! :) My mother had this and I learnt to bake in this oven! Lovely cake kajal! :)

easycrafts said...

Very nice rangoli. Your version of eggless Cake without using oven looks quite interesting, will try soon

Latha said...

Hi Kajal,

I think my mom and me tried making cake like this in a kadai once and burnt it because we didn't know how to control the heat:) Ofcourse now I have oven (my amma doesn't have) and when I go to India i bake a cake for her and make her happy. Your cake is so beautiful with ghee... must be very tasty. I will try this in oven once and let you know. All your family members are talented... I liked your cousin's rangoli a lot, very beautiful.

Sia said...

colouful rangoli. did u watched OSO then?

Asha said...

How beautiful Kajal! Love the cake steamer. Great post. Glad you enjoyed the festival!:))

Rajitha said...

the cake looks really good kajal...

Richa said...

kajal, rangoli bau saras che! i too had the cake pan back home when i was a kid, i remember the cake making process in that :) cake looks very good.

Laavanya said...

Cake looks very good Kajal. I remember my mom and I once baked a cake over some hot sand as well when I was young. The rangolis are very pretty.

Siri said...

Lovely and Colorful Post Kajal, Awesome cake too..:)

rama said...

Hi Kajal,
Ur cake looks yummy and nice look. Really u have taught me an eggless cake. i'm an vegan and i was looking here and there for eggless cake. thank you.
And ur ganesh rangoli is very beautiful!!!!!!!!! keep it up..


Manasi said...

Wonderful Rangoli Kajal!!
The cake also looks so yummy!!! looks like u had a super Diwali!!

Happy cook said...

The cake looks delicious.
I heard about the movie.

Anonymous said...

kajal ur rangoli is u made this? with rice flour or bazaar stuff.

Srivalli said...

kajal..the cake looks are the are really so talented!

rahin said...

i always enjoyed watching the colorful n intricate rangoli designs in diwali, i like urs too

Dhivya Karthik said...

wow Thats a nice way of makiing cakes! Havent made one yet without Ovens. And I absolutely luved ur rangoli's

sagari said...

beautiful rangoli and yummy yummy cake

Anonymous said...

nava varsh ni aap ne khub khub subhechha Kajalben, saathe aapnu tathaa aapnaa parivaar nu navu varsh khub j mangalmay, harshoallsh tahi bharelu rahe tavi manokamnaa and bhagvan ne prarthnaa

Samir, A ane nani R

Kajal said...

Hi Hyderabadi’s,

I know the method of using pressure cooker but I think in pressure cooker we get more spongy but not crispy. I like crispy cake so I use this method. Thanks for your nice comment my dear. Have a nice day.:))

Kajal said...

Hi Raks Kitchen,

OSO is masala movie my dear. Youngster like to watch this type of movie but older not like it. My mom and dad and other older people not like but we all cosine like its songs and movie also.


Sirisha Kilambi said...

Like the new look of ur blog Kajal....
Nice Rangoli dear :-))
wow u made the cake in the typical traditional way as we do in india....great :-))
Please don't mind If I don't comment the next few months as I would terribly busy with my academic work......Hope u understand dear....I will be back in no time :-)

Cynthia said...

Kajal, this is art!

SMN said...

Hi lovely powerless cake kajal and a very nice gift from ur dad too

lathika said...

Hi Kajal,
I absolutely love your recipes. You brought back childhood memories. Thank You for for all the effort you put in to take the photos and share it with people like us who have nobody to ask. Would you like to be my friend please??:)
Take Care and keep up the good work.

USHA said...

Hi Kajal,

Thats a complete and wonderful Diwali Treat..with amazing cake.....colourful rangoli.....

so you enjoyed the Diwali along with recipe...Movie too..its gr8.

Menu Today said...

Hi Kajal,
Beautiful looking Ganeshji Rangoli...
I bookmarked this cake recipe. Try this soon.

Kajal said...

Hi Arundati Rao,

Thanks a lot my dear....Your words are nice as you are.:)


Kajal said...

Hello Sangeetaskitchen,

I also think this is nice entry for powerless cooking. Thanks for your fabulous words.

Have a nice day.:)))

Kajal said...

Hi Musical,

Yes, I also remind my school days also. Thanks for your wonderful words.

Good Day!!!!

Kajal said...

Hello Latha Narasimhan,

Thanks for your lovely comment. I am little busy so not check anyone blog but as soon as possible I will visit your blog. Have a nice day.:))

Kajal said...

Hey Easycrafts,

Thanks my dear friend.
It is time demanding process and also not easy to make without oven but if you have not oven and you want home made cake than this is very nice version.:)))

Kajal said...

Hi Latha,

Thanks for your nice comment. Actually your thinking is very nice my dear. You always give me smile with your writing. This is a great things my dear. You are my regular friends who always give a nice apparition. So God day my dear and near friend.:))

Kajal said...

Hi Sia,

I watch OSO then its masala movie and I also see again by force of my friend circle. Good day my dear.:)))

Kajal said...

Hellooooooooo Asha,

Yes really I enjoy the festival and my vacation also. 26th-nov my job start now. Then I feel very bad because I have no time in this vacation for my blog friend because I am visiting my uncle home for week and we all are enjoy a lot.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Rajitha,

Thanks for your cute words.

Kajal said...

Hi Richa,

Ha gujju girl. Hu to khuuuuuuuuus thai tari comment vachhi ne. Khhub kkhub aabhar my dear.

Kajal said...

Hey Laavanya,

Thanks for your lovely words. Have a nice day.:)))

Kajal said...

Hello Siri,

Thanks you my dear your words are lovely.:)))

Kajal said...

Hi Rama,

Thanks a lot!!!!!!
Good day.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Manasi,

Yes, you are right I have very nice vacation of Diwali. Good day.:))

Kajal said...

Hi Happy Cook,

Thanks a lot!!!
Have a nice day.:))

Kajal said...

Hi Anonymous,

This rangoli is very easy. In market you buy this type of draw pictures of Ganesh and also other pictures. You just make background color and after that you put the ready pictures and just put the color inside the hole of pictures. Your rangoli is just ready in five minutes. But take care when you remove the pictures over the background. Thanks for you nice comment.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Srivalli,

I am glad to see you lovely comment my dear.:)))

Kajal said...

Hi Rahin,

Thanks for your lovely words.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Dhivya Karthik,
Thanks a lot!!!!!
God day.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Sagari,
Thanks a lot!!!!

Kajal said...

Hey Samir and Family( A ane Nani R),

Ha Samirbhai tame to bahu sarras gujarti lakho chho. Have a nice day.:))

Vcuisine said...

Kajal the cake is lovely. And the rangoli - in your hand - no one can comment. The Diwali recipes and the story was quite interesting. Hope your eye is OK now. My regards to your mom and dad. Take care. Viji

Vanamala said...

Hi kajal

fantastic pics !!!

Kajal said...

Hello Viji,

Thanks for your lovely and caring comment my dear. My eye is totally ok. My mom and dad also give their regards to you and your family.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Vanamala,

Thanks a lot!!!!
Nice to see your words.:))

Anonymous said...


I have no words to describe your skills.


Kajal said...

Hi Pooja,

Thanks for your pleasant comment.

Have a great day dear!!!

kavita said...

hi kajal,
i tried ur cake nd its lovely recipe thank u somuch for it nd plz guide me how to make eggless cake in samsung microwave give me ingridents for it nd at what level i should bake it waiting for ur reply

Anonymous said...

Hi Kavita,

i will try in microwave then i tell you but now a days i am never get time for that..i am really very sorry. i try my best for as early as possible. Kavita but i think in microwave we make Brownie but never cake in it but as you say i will first find it recipe for how to cook cake in microwave then i try for it.

dear thank you for your again comment but sorry from my side...

Have a nice day dear !!!



khyati said...

Hi Kajal,

Thank you for the simple eggless cake recipe. I have a quick question: If I want to bake this cake in the oven than how much temperature do I need to put it on?
Please reply me. Thank you.

Kajal said...

Hello Khyati,

First of all thanks for dropping my blog and your nice words for my recipe.

Khyati i also like to make cake in oven but right now I have no oven at home. I never try any recipe in oven so i have no idea about temperature for cake in oven. Sorry dear i have not given satisfied answer of your question.


Khyati said...

Hi Kajal,

Thank you for your reply and its ok, you don't have to know everything.

I tried this cake baking in the oven with 160-70 degree for about 20-25 min ( I used small cake mould so it took less time to bake) and it was just perfect. It was moisty, fluffy and delicious. Best cake I have ever had. You are simply brilliant. It is really hard to find a simple eggless cake recipe and believe me I have tried many eggless cake recipes using flex seeds, banana,no egg powder, but this one is the best one so far. Thank you so much for the recipe.


Kajal said...

Hello Khyati,
Thank you very much for your reply and try my recipe in oven and give me brief detail to make a cake in oven with temperature. Thanks a lot dear. Your kind words as god as you are dear. I was also try to make good cake as I like it but not come out as good as we buy from market because I cook over the flame of gas but still it is fresh compare to market.
Have a great day dear!!!

Enjoy our weekend with lots of fun and delicious cake ;-))

Anonymous said...

hi kajal,

just saw ur blog, liked it very much. also liked the cake u baked. i have just i query, if i do not have the sand to put in the handva, will the cake be baked without putting anything in the handva.

Kajal said...

Oh dear.. you don't put direct with out sand coz cake is burn with out the sand . Actually sand give low hit to cook the cake so you must be use of sand otherwise use oven for that.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kajal,

Can I use normal cooker using sand instead of handva?

I do not have handva with me.

Anonymous said...

hi kajal cake looks tasty..plz tell me if the baking powder is 1 tbsp or 1tsp

Anonymous said...

Hi Kajal,
thanx for dis delicious cake recipe...i tried it in oven and it turn out so baby loved it...


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sanjana reddy said...

Hi Kajal,

Ur way of explaining the recipe procedure is too good.. cake looks delicious. U can find south indian food recipes at

Unknown said...

hi kajal
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kits said...

Hi Kajal, we have been looking for this type of sand and gas cake oven for my mother. Can you tell us where we can get our hands on one. Thanks in advance,